Church Members To Perform In ‘Acorn To Oaks'

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Clouds are building over the fields.

Mr. McDonald and his farm hands must get the harvest in before the storm -- While Alfred tries to figure out how, Meg laughs at his efforts.

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Those taking part in a play presented by Payson Living Word Bible Church include Mark Henning, Nate Henning, Drew Henning, Lexi Yoder, Savannah Hopson, Deborah Glasscock, Bailey Richey, Sierra Hatch and Cherie Mallon.

"Meg is a snobby girl who does not want to do the hard work," director Cherilynn Hughes-Yoder said.

"The play teaches, you can't do everything on your own," said Cherie Mallon, the 14-year-old who plays Meg.

Only audience members of "Acorn to Oaks" will know if the farm hands bring in the harvest.

Our Kids Crew at Payson Living Word Bible Church (in Star Valley) is presenting the show twice and cooking a western-style dinner in between each performance.

Performances are at 4 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Tickets to the dinner theater are $5 each or $20 for a family.

"The audience will get to participate in the show, but I can't say how or it would spoil the ending," Hughes-Yoder said.

She and Jennifer Murray will perform a "human video" to the song "Mirror, Mirror" by BarlowGirl as part of the theater Sunday evening.

The actors have been practicing for six weeks with several goals in mind:

A successful performance, a collection of canned goods they plan to donate to The Time Out Shelter and the creation of a youth area at their church.

Money raised from the dinner theater will go toward having an area built at their church, where they can ride their skateboards, play basketball and host Christian rock concerts.

"We need a place here in Star Valley that offers youth and outlet, gives them something to do on Friday and Saturday evenings," pastor Cliff Richey said.

The church's plan is to complete the youth area, as soon as money and weather permits.

Living Word hosts two youth programs, Stronghold Youth are the high school teens and Gate Crashers is for youth attending junior high school. They meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.

The church aims for a broad appeal with a contemporary service Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and a traditional one at 9 a.m. Richey said. The church is located at 94 Cornerstone Way, across from Lumberman's in Star Valley. For tic

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